Michigan is, without a doubt, a once-upon-a-time land of innovation. But some people may not realize – that time is now!
Yes, this is where that guy came from who thrust the entire world into the future with his assembly line. It’s a state that’s been known more over the past decade for all the things it had once been and that it no longer is, but that’s the sort of vision one finds by looking in the rearview mirror. It’s 2012! That means it’s time to let go of the past, embrace the present, and get excited about the future.
Okay, let’s get excited about the present too because there are so many dynamic people out there, creative entrepreneurs, pathfinders willing to throw themselves into the void in order to follow their passions, attempting to literally be the change they want to see in the world. People and businesses who have something terrific to offer in terms of creativity, wellness, and community, who are gradually re-shaping Michigan into something special.
Truth is, it’s always been special, but that rearview mirror only lets you see such a small part of the picture. That’s why, with The Mitt, our intention is to provide you a more complete view of the remarkable people, products, services, opportunities and events you can find, right here, in Michigan.
We intend to provide helpful links, informative podcasts, and other fun, useful resources on this page. Our sights are set on the entire state, though a few of our initial offerings may be a bit more local.
Here’s a little something to get us started.
There’s this dynamic, “infectious” experience just waiting for you in downtown Detroit that’s quite literally an attempt to make something special in the present and for the future out of remnants of the past. It’s unique, resourceful, and rather remarkable and is known world-wide as The Heidelberg Project (click on the Polka Dot House to the right for more info).
We’ll be dedicating a blog post to the project soon. Check out this video to learn a little about how some people are using art to help heal and to help build community. If you get a chance, take a drive onto Heidelberg Street. We’re pretty sure you’ll want to park the car, turn the motor off, get out, and explore.